Friday, December 14, 2007

Just for Today, December 15

All self-seekers and self-lovers are bound in fetters, full of desires, full of cares, unsettled, and seeking always their own ease, and not the things of Jesus Christ: but oftentimes devising and framing that which shall not stand. For all shall come to nothing that proceeds not from God.

Take this short and perfect word: Forsake all, and thou shalt find all, leave thy desires, and thou shalt find rest. Consider this well, and when thou shalt put it in practice, thou shalt understand all things.

(Disciple.) Lord, this is not the work of one day, nor children's sport; yea, in this one short sentence is included the whole perfection of a religious man.
- Bk. III, ch. xxxii.

"How did you come to enjoy such serene and un­broken peace?"

"By forgetting myself, and never seeking myself in anything."
-Novssima Verba
For a List of Abbreviations, see this post.
Adapted from Just For Today(©1943 Burns & Oates)
Nihil Obstat: Reginaldus Phillips, S.T.L.,Censor deputatus
Imprimatur: Edwardus Myers, Vic. Cap.

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